My daughters dating a black dating rules from my future self 2
The Swedish approach to nudity means kids there grow up with more of a ho-hum attitude to the human form in all its guises.In Sweden, it's all open plan, and young, old and even pubescent girls make no effort to conceal their bodies.They were less fascinated by her body than her belly button ring.I'm not some kind of hippie, free-spirited nudist - I don't even particularly enjoy being naked and grew up in a typically English, covered-up home - but I do believe that seeing real bodies (especially women's) in all their glory will arm my girls with a benchmark to set against the half-starved images on social media that they will no doubt be obsessed with as teenagers.
Over there, there's no need for 'you show me yours and I'll show you mine' games, because I've seen yours so often it's not even interesting any more.
You can decide for yourself how far you're willing to go.
For me, it's close female friends and, where men are concerned, their dad and my 36-year-old brother Tom.
As they got old enough to tolerate the shower, they would join us there, too. On holiday in Sweden, my mum, the girls and I took a walk beside a lake on a sweltering hot day.
Occasionally they'd take an interest in Reuben's bits or mine, but we made a conscious effort not to react and to answer their questions honestly. We were all desperate for a swim, but had no swimwear.
Then, just as she was heading upstairs to the bathroom for a shower, the girls begged to be allowed to join her. However close your relationship with a friend, I am sure most people would feel slightly uncomfortable and squeamish about encouraging children to get naked with a non-blood relative.